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the vatican today as tens of thousands crowded st. peter's square for one of pope benedict xvi final public appearances. the pope will set step down 11 days from now, setting in motion the search for a new leader and maybe a new direction for the catholic church. nbc's anne thompson is at the vatican tonight with more. anne? >> reporter: good evening, lester. tonight, the pope is on a week-long lenten retreat inside the vatican with the days of his papacy numbered. now, every public appearance of benedict's is a must-see event. for more than 50,000 people, this was the only place to be, a global villageful the faithful and curious in st. peter's square to say thank you and good-bye to pope benedict xvi. >> as soon as he resigned, i knew i definitely wanted to come and witness it. >> reporter: 20-year-old thaddius howard of georgia brought an american flag. >> i wanted to let the pope know that he is supported by all of us from america. >> reporter: in six different languages, benedict addressed the crowd. >> thank you for the prayers and support you have shown me. >> reporter:? german, he s
benedict xvi announced he's stepping down, vatican officials have now set a timetable for when the next pope will be appointed. >>> good morning to you from scottsdale. the spring training home of the world champion san francisco giants. coming up, we will have some old friends and some new friends. one's a furry friend. we'll show you in just a bit. >>> new this morning, america's most wanted fugitive and now, the search for a former police officer turned shooting rampage suspect is spreading south so mexico and investigators say they believe he may have had some help getting there. court papers say an accomplice identified by the initials j.y. may have helped dorner cross the border, but federal authorities telling the time to mexico is just one of the places dorner could be hiding, stressing dorner could be anywhere at this point. at a news conference this morning, police say they're now pursuing more than 1,000 leads. >> it is frustrating and we're hopeful that something will break loose from the public and that these leads will result in something very positive in terms of bringing
're not talking about washington, d.c. this involves the vatican and allegations about what could by go on behind the scenes there. there's a string of child sex scandals including some of those who will choose the predecessor to pope benedict, and now a media outlet who some believe play a role in why pope benedict is stepping down. his last day is thursday after which the college of cardinals will gather to choose a new pope. they'll be accompanied by open, loud controversy. today, we learned the archbishop of scotland will be stepping down after allegations he made unwanted sexual advances to priests in training. cardinal roger mahony also of los angeles will be part of the conclave despite damming new revelations of his handling of pedophile priests over the year. victims and others say mahony shouldn't be part of cardinals choosing a new pope, but in addition to those two scandals, there are those explosive allegations about what may have been going on behind the scenes in vatican city. >> reporter: i will not abandon the church, benedict told the faithful in st. peter's square sunday, to th
storm involves the vatican and allegations of what could be going on inside the scenes. now surprising allegations against a top british cardinal that some media outlets believe some role in why the pope is stepping down, the first in nearly 600 years to do so. his last day is thursday after which a college of cardinals will meet. as always, they gather in secrecy, but this time their conclave will be accompanied by open, loud controversy. today we learned the archbishop of scotland will step down after allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances allegedly to priests in training. he was supposed to be part of the papal conclave. now he will not be. card narl roger mahoney of los angeles will be part of the concave despite new damning revelations of his handling of pedophile priests over the years. victims and others say mahoney should not be part of the group choosing a new pope say that it sends a terrible message. explosive allegations about what may have been going on behind the scenes. more on that from our ben wedeman. >> reporter: i will not abandon the church, benedict tol
the vatican. anne, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. today we finally saw the man who is causing all the commotion here. in two public appearances, pope benedict looked every one of his 85 years, but his voice and his resolve are strong. ♪ pope benedict led a packed st. peter's basilica in a moving ash wednesday mass. reminding the faithful, they are made from dust and to dust they shall return. a message of humility, answered by an unusual demonstration of affection. a spontaneous, prolonged standing ovation for the retiring pontiff, at his final public mass. a sea of cell phones capturing the exit of a man praised today as a simple and humble worker. >> i have tears in my eyes. it's just so amazing to be here. >> reporter: the pope's weekly audience turned into a pep rally of sorts for the pontiff. an audience these tourists from dallas will not forget. >> i think it's a very big part of history. and we're very proud to be a little part of it. >> reporter: when benedict's papacy ends, the vatican says he will remove his ring, the symbol of his authority, and it will be destro
is not up to all the duties of being the head of a family. >> the vatican stressing there's no specific medical condition that led to the resignation but the pope's advancing age. he has cut up to on his travel and moves down the aisle on a moving platform, sometimes using a cane. when he was elected nearly eight years after, benedict became the oldest pope chosen in 300 years. we have live coverage from rome. reporter: greg, this was a shock because it simply is not done. it's something that can be don't and pope benedict xvi had alluded to some friends he might resign at some point if he felt he couldn't happen the job. -- couldn't handle the job. as you mentioned, this was something that didn't happen on twitter, and the 85-year-old pontiff has begun tweeting which was a joy for many people because he is renowned for his intellect. but the announcement was made today. some catholics have said they're actually feeling let down. others have said they believe that he has wonderful courage to do what he felt was the right thing to do because the position requires not only so much physica
involves the vatican and allegations about what could be going on behind the scenes there. there is a string of child sex abuse scandals surrounding some of those who will choose a successor to pope benedict and now a surprising allegations against a top british cardinal that some media outlets believe play some role in why the pope is stepping down, the first pope in nearly 600 years to do so. pope benedict's last day is thursday after which the college of cardinals will meet to pick a new pope. as always they gather in secrecy and this time it is accompanied by open, loud controversy. today we learned the arch beneficiary off of scotland is stepping down after allegations he made unmented sexual advances allegedly to priests in training. he was supposed to be part of the conclave and now he will not be. cardinal roger ma money i will be part of the conclave despite allegations of about his handles and victims say he should not be part of the group of cardinals saying it sends a terrible message. in addition to those two scandals there are explosive allegations about what
research. many moidores were angered when the vatican attacked american nuns. >> john fugelsang host of viewpoint's father was a franciscan monk before marrying a nun. >> the pope has been a part of your life i'm guessing since you were a small boy. you had to be surprised today. >> i was completely shocked. i was up very early doing an appearance on bill press's show here and his producer told me about it. i never would have seen this coming. he has been pope for a long time. many consider him to have been the pope the last several years of pope john paul's papacy. the poor man was so wracked with illness and kept on coming out in an ever more frail state. he hasn't canceled any engagements. we're hearing rumors that he decided no more transatlantaic travel after trips to south america. the word we're hearing is fatigue. we're going to hear conspiracy theories ranging from everything to the vatican bank to the horrible sexual scandals. pope gregory in the 1400s was forced out. it wasn't volunteer. it was like a much more pleasant version of what happened to an curry. the last time t
day at the vatican. what we have learned about what happens next and the subtle campaign to replace him. >>> from bad to worse, and that nightmare at sea. conditions on board the carnival cruise ship are deteriorating at a rapid pace. tonight the view from one of the first vessels to reach the crippled ocean liner. >>> and the star is born. did you get the make and breed of the dog that won best in show? a breed few have heard of is suddenly getting all of the attention. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. there is testing to be done on what was found in a charred cabin. but we can say with near certainty tonight, it's over in southern california. they believe they got their man. not before he killed four people and apparently himself. not before this one man, highly motivated, highly trained, terrorized a huge metropolitan area. what we learn today is, he might have been very close to the very headquarters of the search for days. because during his life he learned how to elude
for the vatican to find the successor by mid-march. reporting live in washington if abc7 news. >> thank you. stay with abc7 for continuing coverage of the resignation of pope benedict xvi. you can fine the latest information at abc7news.com and we will tweet immediate updates on twitter at abc7 news bay area. >> waking up, again, dry and clear this morning but we want to look at the whole week to see if there is needed rain in the forecast. mike? >> we need some rain. need some snow. do not have it in the forecast. sorry to start off that way this morning but it means an easy week of commuting weather-wise. here is a look at live doppler 7 hd, you can see everything is very quiet, with no radar runs and very dry air. temperatures from the mid-30's inland to the upper 30's to mid-40's around the bay right now. almost as cool as it was yesterday. temperatures will be in the mid-to-upper 50's at the coast and upper 50's to mid-60's away the pay and low-to-mid 60's with total sunshine inland. >> sue? >> a look at the east shore freeway as you move westbound out of richmond through the berkeley area t
in the chair. good to see you on this monday. let's begin with the vatican. the vatican is in damage control. accusations of sex, money, and cover-ups at the highest level of the church, just three days before pope benedict xvi steps down. two italian papers say the reason he's leaving has nothing to do with his health and much more so to do with his explosive 300 page report. among the allegations here, secrets about a network of gay priests blackmailed by a group of male prostitutes. but, the vatican says the contents of this report will, as they say, remain for the pope's eyes only. >> the holy father has decided that the acts of this investigation known only to himself remain solely at the disposition of the new pope. >> and as you can imagine, the fallout is going global. today, one of the uk's highest ranking catholic leaders resigned as he's dogged by accusations of sexual abuse. i want to go straight to christiane amanpour, live tonight in rome. tell me what exactly is cardinal keith o'brien accused of and what does his resignation thus mean for the vote for the next pope? >> reporte
pacemark ker at this hospit in rome three months ago. the vatican won't confirm the news. but the paper says the operation went, quote, well. the pope's older brother held a news conference the day the decision was well thought out and nobody pushed his brother out. meanwhile, benedict's surprise decision has provoked vatican intrigue, worthy of a dan brown novel. jockeying and politicking has begun over who will be the 266th pope of this 2,000-year-old church, the largest religious body on earth. if i was a cardinal and i really wanted to be pope, could i actually campaign for myself? >> well, i guess it would appear indiscreet. >> reporter: it would not go over well? >> no, i don't think it would go over well. >> reporter: while there are no clear favorites, bookmakers are laying odds. and here are three names you'll be hearing a lot. cardinal peter turkson of ghana is listed as a 9-4 favorite. he would be the first black pope. >> reporter: canadian cardinal marc ouellet, a 5-2 favorite. and archbishop angelo scola of milan, who has a strong power base. roughly 120 cardinals will gath
right now on vatican property. we're live, from rome, with the latest. >>> crisis escalates on the carnival cruise ship stranded at sea. thousands of passengers traps with no toilets and scarce food. the ship being towed to alabama. this morning we hear directly from those onboard for the first time. >> there's no lights. no water. we can't flush. ♪ highway to the danger zone >>> and caught on tape. the corvette versus the chopper. gripping video just released of a dangerous stunt in the desert for a top reality show. the chopper spinning wildly out of control and crashing. unbelievably, the pilot walks away. >>> and good morning, everyone. happy mardi gras to robin. she's going to be back in just eight days. you see it right there. great to have elizabeth vargas here. lara is back, as well. we're coming off another night of breaking news. north korea -- president obama calls north korea's nuclear tests a highly provocative act. >> we're going to have the latest on the massive manhunt for the ex-los angeles police officer who is on the run. you're looking at the latest sur
and friends on edge. >> also, a scandal at the vatican, just days before the pope steps down. what the church is saying about rumors of what led to his resignation. >> and manti te'o is back in the spotlight. how he says he's moving forward after that online hoax involving an imaginary girlfriend. . >>> happening now, san francisco's chinese new year parade, about to get under way. you are looking now at a live picture of the parade route there at union square. hundreds of thousands of people are expected to flood into san francisco for this big parade. and you can watch it live on channel 2, right here after the newscast, coming up at 6:00. >>> the news state department is joining the search to try to find a bay area couple who disappeared in peru while on a biking expedition. noelle walker is live in the newsroom with how bay area friends are trying to help you the. >> reporter: one of the couples employers tell us they wanted to bike to south america, but were persuaded to fly because it would be safer. now friends and family are worried about the couples safety once again. they are the pi
benedict xvi stepped down and for catholics around the world, there's no pope. the pope left the vatican for the last time as the holy father, to huge round of applause. the helicopter took the pope to his traditional summer home 15 minutes southeast of the vatican. that building dates to the 1600s, it's not a bad retirement home. historians say in the days of world war ii, then o'pious the xii idea it to shelter soldiers. ben did is set to return to rome later this year, but by then it's expected he will live alongside the new pope and benedict will take the new title, pope emeritus. today he tried to quiet any suspicions he might butt head with the next church's leader. the pope promised he would unconditionally obi the new hoe he -- holy father and he hopes the conditional of cardinals will operate, quote, like an orchestra, where diversity and expression of universal church always works toward a higher and harmonious agreement. >> shepard: an hour ago now the pope's resignation took effect officially. when the swiss guard closed the door and went off duty. benedict is the first pope
're with us. i'm jenna lee. pope benedict xvi citing his declining health for this decision. the vatican says there is nothing mysterious or grave they quote. but the pope benedict xvi brother told a german newspaper that the pope had difficulty walking. just one report but something to take into consideration here. the 85-year-old pontiff will resign at the end of this month after nearly eight years as pope. he was elected by his fellow cardinals in 2005. we're getting new reaction to the announcement from around the world and across the united states. the united states home to 68 million catholics, about 1/5 of the country, including reaction from one church leader elevated to cardinal by the pope last february. >> my affection and for and ad mir vision -- admiration for pope ben benedict xvi. i love him so much, as the bish shop of roam who appointed me to you all. to the holy father who made me a cardinal. i just always admired him as a scholar, as a priest, as a holy man. i'm in admiration for him is even higher because of his you humility. jenna: mr. anderson just had a private meeting
of privacy he will have now. want to go live to vatican city inside of rome, italy, where father jonathan morris, fox news religion contributor. he is live in the vatican. that is place where he spent many years working. father, hello to you. explain the message from the pontiff today. >> sure, bill. the whole issue of his privacy that he brought up is very interesting pause it is true that he was saying, after i retire, right, coming up tomorrow as you said at 8:00 p.m. rome time, i'm not just going to be a private citizen of the world anymore where i can go as he said and give conferences or talks. he said, no, i will always be the one who was pope. it is now pope emeritus. he said the way he will be a pope emeritus by being in a monastery and convent, making reference to st. benedict, who was a monk. he said that is the type of life i will lead. quiet in prayer, doing service to the church, instead of going back to be what he was before he became pope. very interesting. there will not be a pope making commentary on the new pope, words and actions. bill: i think when we think about his
traditional white roe robes, and while he'll consider residing at the vatican, they said he'll most likely never be seen again. the red shoes gone and the office and his personal seal will be destroyed. many questions have been made about what changes will be coming to the church. for today, the focus was on this servant of god who, in his final words said, quote, the pope is never alone, and now i experience it in a way that so touches the heart. >> i spoke earlier with chr christiane amanpour. he seemed to be making reference to the corruption that plagued and continued to plague the church. >> and the pope spoke about so many of the challenges that continue to face the church. but yes, these scandals that have rocked the church and the vatican and almost every diocese in the united states, i might add, as well as in europe over the last 12 to 14 years. he was saying that this has been shocking and stormy waters, that the church has sometimes seemed to be flying against the wind. but he then went on to say that he knew god wouldn't allow the church to sink. so yes, i think clearly making
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this morning. why parishioners are shocked but vatican insiders might not be. >> reporter: and bay area target thieves are targeting freeway metering lights. how this trend could be adding to your commute when "mornings on 2" continues. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] what's the point of an epa estimated 42 miles per gallon if the miles aren't interesting? the lexus ct hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! ♪ wow. [ buzz ] delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. >>> welcome back. i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. >>> breaking news from the vatican. the pope is resigning. ktvu's tara moriarty joining us live from san francisco with more whoop was behind this morning a historic announcement. tara? >> reporter: well, some say it's bad timing with easter coming up so close. this is really the spiritual time for catholic
butler. in another very damaging story, the vatican accepted the resignation of the scottish cardinal keith o'brien. unknown priests accused him of, quote, inappropriate acts. our senior correspondent matthew chance is joining us live in edinburgh, scotland. what do we know? >> reporter: well, wolf, i'm standing outside the official residence of cardinal keith o'brien here in edinburgh in scotland, where he's holed up inside, he's not giving any statements beyond the resignation statement he issued earlier today which was accepted by the vatican. this has emergelged as one of te classic scandals that's been affecting the church over the past several years. you saw it in the united states with the child sex scandal. where senior clerics in the church preach one way of living life but fail to live up to the high standards that they're setting for everybody else. it was the archbishop of scotland, inside this building. but there have been other examples. at the moment, the focus is very much on this cardinal, this archbishop. at evening mass, the faithful in edinburgh have yet another sc
nbc station. happy monday. >>> that breaking news comes from the vatican this morning where we've learned pope benedict the xvi is stepping down. he made the announcement in latin during a mat just a few hours ago saying he no longer had the strength to continue. this is video of that announcement from rome. >> with that major news, "today in the bay's" bob redell is live at st. christopher's catholic church in san jose with more details on the breaking story. bob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jon and laura. this news broke around 3:00 this morning local time that pope benedict xvi would be stepping down after eight years as the supreme pontiff. his resignation taking effect february 28th. the end of this month. the news will come as a surprise to many catholics in the bay area because there was no inkling that the pope was considering such a move making him the first pope to resign his position in almost 600 years. his brother has told a german news agency that he had been considering a resignation for months because of failing health. it's become more diffi
tonight, stepping down. the stunning news from the vatican, pope benedict announces he is resigning. the first to step aside in more than 700 years. as 1 billion catholics are left wondering why, what it means for the church, and who might replace him. >>> the fugitive. the ex cop terrorizing southern california. families of 50 fellow officers are being protected around the clock. a reward now up to $1 million. >>> the big digs, people snowed under and waiting for help. plus a direct hit from a tornado in the south. >>> and a genuine american hero. the incredible story how he saved so many lives, fighting back tears today as he received this nation's highest award for military valor. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. it came out of nowhere. and it stunned the over 1 billion catholics around the world when the pope announced early this morning, our time, he is stepping down, abdicating. this hasn't happened in seven centuries. pope benedict has served during a troubling time f
two weeks left as head of the church. the pontiff celebrated his final mass at the vatican. benedict was given a long-standing ovation as he prepares to step down on february 28th. after almost eight years as leader of more than 1.2 billion catholics worldwide. >>> it is valentine's day and we always think of our meteorologist, bill karins. we always want good weather. >> i thought you meant with love. >> of course we love you, bill. >> good morning, everyone. as we start this valentine's day, grab the umbrella heading into the northwest. especially from olympia to bellingham. as the rain comes at us from the north and northwest, this is associated with the warm front lingering along the coast trying to move in. damp weather for the morning commute. if you are driving down i-5 today, tomorrow looks better. we are seeing a clearing trend. we have had high pressure off the west coast that's been very strong. now the high pressure ridge back here over areas of salt lake city will strengthen heading throughout the weekend. that's a change in the weather pattern and a change in the wind d
daytona. >>> pope benedict xvi gave his final blessing at the vatican before his resignation, officially stepping down on thursday. alex savage is live with more on some of the controversy surrounding the process to find his replacement. alex? >> reporter: the church's sexual abuse scandal could certainly play a role in the selection process moving forward. today, catholics around the world and here in the bay area are honoring pope benedict xvi as he steps down just days later on this week. earlier on this morning, the outgoing pope gave his final blessing at the vatican. >> yes, guys, they are right there. >> the 85-year-old spoke from his studio window addressing a huge crowd that packs st. peter square. estimated at roughly 100,000 people. the pope spoke in a clear, strong voice thanking the faithful for their closeness and affection and tried to reassure catholics that he is not abandoning the church. he'll be stepping down on thursday. the first pope to do so in 600 years. and then soon the search for the next pope will begin. a conclave of 120 cardinals will vote in vote on benedi
back to work. dagen: the pope is on his way, taking off from vatican city. that is a live shot of the pope in that bird, in that helicopter, heading to the southern part of rome, again, leaving vatican city. historic. connell: absolutely. first pope resigning in 600 years. we wait to hear from the speaker of the house, john boehner, appearing on capitol hill to talk about, well, what we talked about, all the budget cuts, but, first, here's what former mayor had to say last night about it on hannity. >> if you can't cut somewhere between 1.2 and 2.2% from any federal program, you should be fired for not being able to figure out how to run an efficient program. connell: breaking news, live pictures in of pope benedict inside that hell comet -- helicopter flying from the vatican to the residence and retreat located just south of rome. lost the shot for a second, but the pope is headed to the retreat for an unspecified amount of time before they go to the vatican. dagen: you joked about the shoes, and i don't think he takes them with him. i think they get left behind. connell: not
the vatican that pope benedict xvi will re-sign at the end of the month? the pope says he no longer has the strength to carry out 0 the job. joe rosato jr. spoke to san francisco's controversial archbishop who knows the pope well. >> reporter: shortly before pope benedict was archbishop of san francisco salvator met with the pope. >> he was mentally alert and engaged in conversation, but he seemed to be fiphysically hurti. >> reporter: still, he never expected to hear the history making news pope benedict was stepping down. >> i was just as shocked as anyone else. i hadn't heard raw morse rumors speculation. >> reporter: he watched popes live longer and the stresses of the job grow harder. >> there are greater demands placed on the pope now and going forward living for a longer time. it's a different dynamic now. >> reporter: he says pope benedict's tenure was especially stressful with the church embroiled in the sex abuse crisis, and though the church's critics will likely disagree, he believes pope benedict will be remembered for his courage to address it. >> he was one of the leading
finale to his eight-year reign at the vatican. andy kellogg shows us what happened. >> pope benedict held the last public audience in the vatican. the remarks were personal and acknowledged the seriousness of the decision he has taken to step down. >> deep regret of the standing of many of you in the room. position i made >> people started to file st. peter's square early, different reasons, solge to say thanks and some to ask hirs blessing on the last public appearance at the vet can. others want to be here because it's historic occasion. >> this group came of age with the pope. >> went to a catholic school 12 years. i learned all the stuff that goes on and now seeing this in person, live, i can say wow! i had the pope's final bles blessing. meaningful for me. >> the priests were here to say goodbye and described how they will remember him. >> it's scholarship and the great humility throughout his life of writing and serving the church. as a scholar. stepping down to live a life of prayer. >> tomorrow at this time, pope emeritus told the crowd he does not plan to reclaim the personal lif
'll be with you in a bit. in the meantime we've got headlines. >>gretchen: a live look at vatican city. pope benedict xvi saying goodbye to cardinals before going off to retirement. he said he would pray for them as they choose his successor. about 11 a.m. eastern time benedict will fly to the papal retreat. he becomes the first pope in nearly 600 years to retire. >> very sad news, a tv news anchor woman is -- no, good news. safe at home. at 5 a.m. she was still missing. after a safe missing person scare, family members of paula lopez contacted police when they couldn't get in touch with her and became increasingly concerned. it is believed they found her later that night. she works at the station keyt in santa barbara, california. >> he jeopardized men and women fighting overseas. in a few hours he will break had i silence on why he did. he's going to tell a judge it was to spark a debate on our military policy. he is facing 22 charges including aiding the enemy and could receive life behind bars. >> remember that las vegas bash held by the g.s.a. that cost you more than $800,000? it was on
to low 50s. >> new, the vatican is rushing to select a replacement for the pope. the 85-year-old announced he will step down at the end of the month. the vatican is now racing the possibility that cardinals from across the world could gather as soon as march 15th for the election. a date for the earliest possible under current rules would require a 15 to 20 day waiting period. >> one man sunday arrest and charged with the murders of two coast guard employees. james michael wells is a accused of killing the two men at the coast guard station. this is just off the coast of alaska. wells also from the island was arrested yesterday. no further details ability the investigation. >>> two 5th graders facing charges for allegedly plotting to kill a classmate. court documents reveal they brought a gun and knife to school in washington. they reportedly targeted a girl who made fun of them. police say one of them planned to kill her with the knife while the other used the gun to keep people away. the boys due back in court next week. >> overnight lawmakers in colorado preliminary, ap
. >> thanks jessica yellin for that. >>> now we turn to the history making events at the vatican. where pope benedict xvi no longer is the leader of the 1.2 billion roman catholics. his resignation the first of any pope in nearly 600 years took effect a couple hours ago. christiane amanpour is joining us. benedict ended his reign a couple of hours ago. what's it like now? what's the mood there? >> reporter: well, listen, i think people are taking it in stock and moving forward but i must say a couple of hours ago when 2:00 p.m. eastern, 8:00 p.m. local, the swiss guard, the traditional guard that protects the pope walked inside, closed the doors when he was at castel go gandolfo and you got that sense of finality t, it's been very dramatic when he flew in his helicopter, landed there, came out on the balcony of the summer residence and told people, i am no longer pope today. i am just a pilgrim. all of a sudden the emotion and enormity of what happened, because it's a precedent-setting event, all of that set in and you saw the pope look almost -- i don't know. almost relieved when he gave hi
with other duties for the vatican. and last friday, he posted a defiant response to archbishop gomez on his personal blog. it read in part: in the meantime, some abuse victims say some files still have not been released, but the archdiocese says it will comply fully by the court-ordered deadline, february 22. we take a close look at the documents and what they reveal about the church's handling of abuse claims with ray boucher, the lead attorney representing victims in the cases that lead to the files release. we asked the archdiocese of los angeles to join our conversation but they were not available. mr. boucher, now five and a half years or so since the settlement the documents are finally out. did they provide any missing pieces of the putz? did they tell you things you didn't already know? >> well, they certainly tell us in greater detail the horrific story of abuse and coverup that we long suspected and expected. they confirmed it but confirmed it in a depth that i don't think anybody could have ever understood or fully comprehended. >> suarez: when you say "confirmed it" does this di
expert at another company says that attack came from china. >>> vatican says that the conclave to choose pope benedict's successor could start before march 15. according to existing rules, the conclave was to start between march 15 and 20, but a vatican spokesman says it could happen earlier because the church is dealing with a resignation instead of a sudden papal death. >>> ten months after two people were shot to death at a coast guard station on alaska's kodiak island, authorities say they made an arrest. james michael wells was a civilian co-worker of the victims. so far no word on his alleged motive. >>> with his wife and daughters on a ski trip, president obama is getting away for a boys' weekend. he and buddies took off for florida yesterday where they'll be hitting the links at an exclusive resort. and those are the top stories right now. back to you. >> wouldn't you like to be a caddy for that match? >> i would, i would. as long as -- yeah. i would. >> i'll talk to you about that after. thank you. ahead of talks with the west later this month, iran's supreme leader is saying th
have complained to the vatican alleging that o'brien acted inappropriately towards them. o'brien plans to skip the conclave to elect a new pope and that conclave will start soon. today pope benedict issued a change in the rules to get around the usual 15-day delay. >>> and in cuba president raoul castro has accepted a new term but says this will be his last. the 81-year-old castro announced yesterday he will step down from power in 2018. he named miguel diaz-canel as his top lieutenant and possible successor. raoul castro has led cuba since 2006 when he replaced his ailing brother fidel. fidel castro had ruled cuba since the 1959 revolution. >>> members of congress have to it had the floor running today. time to get back to work on capitol hill. they are back from vacation this morning with just four days to find some sort of way to avoid the dreaded sequester. if a budget agreement is not reached by thursday, $85 billion in federal budget cuts will automatically kick in. >> in terms of the democrats' plan, it seems like the first thing th
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